- Pharaoh Lake
- Location Description
- Approximately 25km WSW of Banff, AB
- 51.11454 °, -115.91476 °
- 2400 m
- Ski touring
- A ski-tourer and split boarder triggered a persistent slab avalanche while ascending above Pharaoh Lake. Both were caught and partially buried. One person was able to extricate themselves and their partner, then obtained assistance from another party who were able to summon assistance via personal location devices. A Parks Canada Visitor Safety team evacuated the injured person who later succumbed to injuries in hospital.
|Date/Time||Size||Type||Trigger||Elevation||Aspect||Slab width||Slab Thickness|
|2.0||S||Sa||2400 m||NE||80 m||50 cm|
|Present Temp||Max Temp||Min Temp||24hr Trend||Wind Speed||Wind Direction||Sky Condition||Precipitation Type & Intensity|
Weather Comment: Nearest weather station temperature was about -4 at time of incident.
|Snowpack||24hr Snow||Storm Snow||Storm Date|
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